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Author Topic: How to listen to the radio using plants  (Read 3451 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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How to listen to the radio using plants
« on: January 16, 2015, 1700 UTC »
This is from Ukraine.

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Re: How to listen to the radio using plants
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2015, 0013 UTC »
He must be the Ukrainian version of Johnny Knoxville.

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Re: How to listen to the radio using plants
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2015, 1736 UTC »
I was hoping he would touch it with his tongue

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Re: How to listen to the radio using plants
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2015, 1822 UTC »
Or take a wizz on it from a foot away.

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Re: How to listen to the radio using plants
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2015, 0223 UTC »
Judging by the base insulator...yeah take a wiz on it!!!!!



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Re: How to listen to the radio using plants
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2015, 1004 UTC »
He won't be laughing the first time he washes his hands after that.  Been there, RF burns are nasty, even through gloves.  MW somewhere around 5-50KW I would guess.  A lot of the old soviet block stuff was overbuilt from whatever was handy.  Just because they used 500KW insulators, doesn't mean there is 500KW of RF there.

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Re: How to listen to the radio using plants
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2015, 2233 UTC »
We should send Fansome over to the Okeechobee towers with a cameraman to show that kid how a real man handles the insulator on a live 500 kW antenna array. Al don't need no gloves.

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Re: How to listen to the radio using plants
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2015, 0020 UTC »
Who says vegetarians can't drink vodka???
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Re: How to listen to the radio using plants
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2015, 0131 UTC »
Unbelievable.... :o
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Re: How to listen to the radio using plants
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2015, 0155 UTC »
Now just imagine how much RF his grey matter is absorbing...
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Re: How to listen to the radio using plants
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2015, 0823 UTC »
It doesn't matter. His grey matter was shot long before he came up with this stunt.

 

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